Personal Leave Decision

Lawyer & Consultant - BLAX Group

Below I have attached a link to a plain English version of this decision. What it all means; no longer can you record employees personal leave in hours, must be in days. A day is equivalent to 7.6 hrs. If you have employees rostered over 7.6 hrs, and they take a day of personal leave,…

Termination of Employment in the modern World

Lawyer & Consultant - BLAX Group

Below is a link to a recent decision involving the damages awarded against an organisation for the wrongful sacking of an employee.  While, in a general sense, termination of employment is not unusual,  the reasons why the employee in this matter, was successful are somewhat unusual, but becoming the norm. While not going into lengthy…

ARE YOU OF THOSE RARE INDIVIDUALS THAT DOESN’T HAVE A RESUME?

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Assembling a resume, or even bringing an old one up-to-date, is laborious, time consuming work.  If you could avoid the task, you most certainly would. If you’re nodding in agreement, then what I’m about to tell you will be music to your ears… you can find a job without ever summarising your credentials on a sheet of…

STAFF NOT IN ATTENDANCE…DO YOU HAVE BACKUP?!

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

I’m curious to know how your workplace manages when an employee takes annual leave, calls in sick or quits. Is it pandemonium or do you have support staff that can step in and pick up the slack? Having a plan to avoid being held hostage by employees is imperative and the answer may be in…

Recruiters, get over your fear of delivering bad news!

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Are you a hiring manager who lives in fear of communicating to applicants that they have been unsuccessful in landing the job? Rejection has a way of making most of us feel like a failure. As a recruiter you know this all too well. Done poorly you will damage your company’s reputation. Done well through…

RECRUITERS, LOOK BEYOND THE DEGREE!

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Typically recruiters are focused on specific hiring criteria. They are looking for the perfect candidate with the perfect pedigree of education, experience and qualifications. A deviation from the linear career path is a red flag thus those candidates who have taken a less customary path to learning are being ignored. With a decreased talent pool…

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE INEXPERIENCED GRADUATE IS A GREAT INVESTMENT?

Recruitment & Human Resources Specialist - SJ Personnel

Did you know that the inexperienced graduate is a great investment? When hiring new staff it’s easy to bypass the seemingly more challenging recruit of a graduate. This is particularly so if you are focused on hiring a candidate with experience. With all hires presenting an element of risk, and experience sometimes hard to find,…

Labour Hire Licence Requirement Update

Lawyer & Consultant - BLAX Group

Labour hire providers will have  until 29 October 2019 to apply for a licence. Failing to aquire a licence will prevent a business from providing labour hire services. If you operate a labour hire business or use a labour hire business, you need to make sure their is compliance, labour hire providers and or employers using…

5 Key Signs You Are Ready to Grow Your Business

Many organisations find themselves in limbo and stuck between the status quo and potential significant growth. Why is this & is it time to hire more staff? Maree Herath, Director, Harvest Talent Recruitment & People Solutions explains. Facing significant growth?  Managers in these situations understand there is enough work, in fact many would admit to…